A phenomenological description reveat that urban open space has two dimensions. First, there are openings in th M for the sake of human life. We discover four categories of open space: space for movement, play, rest, and development. These spaces also allow embodied humane to get their bearings and keep a sense of their symbolic place in the cosmos. In turn, the first dimension depends on a second level where openings are interpreted as openings for the It is shown that open spaces provide the place or site which enables the city to first merge and then remain vital.